Illegal Eye

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With his project “Illegal I”, German guitar player, singer and songwriter Andy Kneitinger unties himself from his 70s Rock roots and merges them with more recent influences such as Stoner and contemporary Alternative Rock. From melodic and smooth vocals to powerful shouts, from synth sounds and danceable grooves to catchy hard-rocking guitar riffs and sing-along choruses, his debut record “Illegal Eye” constitutes a compilation of 10 differing songs, which still manage to follow a common leitmotiv. The lyrics are mostly self-reflective and should be taken with a grain of salt. However, Andy Kneitinger doesn’t shy away from addressing more serious topics such as pretended ideals that cause a senseless and seemingly never-ending spiral of violence in the conflicts the world has to face these days.
All in all, “Illegal I” ties together the strings of Rock history and thus speaks to old-school Rock idealists and new-school Rock explorers alike.

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released September 21, 2018

by Slash Zero Records (slashzerorecords.com)

Music & Lyrics by Andreas Kneitinger

Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Hubi Hofmann (hubihofmann.de)
@ Slash Zero Studio Abensberg (slashzerorecords.com)
Co-Produced & Recorded by Andreas Kneitinger
Artwork by Gisel·la Sapiña Febrero (middot.de)

Recording Musicians:
Andreas Kneitinger: Vocals, Guitars
Hubi Hofmann: Bass, Backing Vocals
Michael Euringer: Drums, Keyboards

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“Illegal I” resembles Andy Kneitinger’s very own journey from his 70s Rock roots to exploring Rock music in its many shades and varieties. It ties together the strings of Rock history and thus speaks to old-school Rock idealists and to new-school Rock explorers alike. ... more

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Track Name: My Schizophrenia
MY SCHIZOPHRENIA

yeah, I'll make you lose your reason
yeah, I'll haunt you day and night
you are programmed to receive me
your little world is mine

it sucks me in at night
a victim of my mind
twisting my mind from dusk till dawn
no way of breakin' free
impending caving-in
it's killing me - the war is on
don't give in to all those lies

I'm goin' down in madness
I'm losing control
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia
you screamin' mental sadist
you eat my heart and soul
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia

slowly I'm tightenin' my noose
soon you'll be down and out
yeah, you're the toy in my hands
yeah, you're gonna lose your ground

all your injected lies
keep me paralyzed
it's poison in my open sores
your noose is wearin' thin
now see me marchin' in
you won't kill me - the war is on
now fuck off, I'm on my own again

I'm goin' down in madness
I'm losing control
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia
you screamin' mental sadist
you eat my heart and soul
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia

set me free
just set me free
set me free
just set me free

I'm goin' down in madness
I'm losing control
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia
you screamin' mental sadist
you eat my heart and soul
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia
I'm goin' down in madness
I'm losing control
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia
you screamin' mental sadist
you eat my heart and soul
I persist, I resist - not my schizophrenia

(solo)
set me free
just set me free
set me free
just set me free
Track Name: Chasing Burns
CHASING BURNS

welcome and good evening
these are the 5 o'clock skylight news
the following tales of alien encounters are true
and by true I mean false
they're all lies - but they're entertaining lies
and in the end, isn't that the real truth?
the answer is: no

strange crafts light horizons
crop fields showin' shapes down on the ground
phoenix creates believers
of something that is just supposed to be

the 47 lies
who tells them who is right?
the presidents deny

blurred shapes in the pictures
the fantasy's elixir
source of apocalypse concerns
conspiracy or chasing Burns
hunters on a mission
authority decisions
made to fade reality
who knows the truth? - neither you nor me

footprints in the pictures
tell me, has the moon ever been touched?
shapes of unknown creatures
we yearn for evidence to tell the truth

with 69 in mind
who knows what's wrong or right?
conspiracy denied

blurred shapes in the pictures
the fantasy's elixir
source of apocalypse concerns
conspiracy or chasing Burns
hunters on a mission
authority decisions
made to fade reality
who knows the truth? - neither you nor me

(solo)

blurred shapes in the pictures
the fantasy's elixir
source of apocalypse concerns
conspiracy or chasing Burns
hunters on a mission
authority decisions
made to fade reality
who knows the truth? - neither you nor me
Track Name: Pretty Shitty
PRETTY SHITTY

I got my own ways to waste my time
my dudes have news, let's see what's up online
showin' you my prudence, you'll be well aware
it's pretty shitty out there

believin' my own fantasies - my fate's deterrin' me
I'm not to blame for it, you know, life's a bitch
and Romeo missed out the fact that Julia wasn't dead
so stand in line, you'll be slapped in time

hands of time rushing - same story again
and known dead-ends
give me some time to build my monument
of nothingness

whoa - hesitation, but I'm on my way
whoa - pay attention, excuse my delay
whoa - my important insignificance
whoa - but it all has got nothin' to do with me

(solo)

I've been thrust into shit and the shit hit the fan
yeah, its smell's still lingerin', don't you understand?
it leaves my stomach in a bile
say, how could Romeo know that Julia didn't die?

way too many voices mute themselves
so I take my bridge to another dead-end
it's pretty shitty, so shitty out there
and Romeo missed out that Julia wasn't dead

hands of time rushing - same story again
and known dead-ends
give me some time to build my monument
of nothingness

(solo)

hands of time rushing - same story again
and known dead-ends
give me some time to build my monument
of nothingness

whoa - hesitation, but I'm on my way
whoa - pay attention, excuse my delay
whoa - my important insignificance
whoa - but it all has got nothin' to do with me
whoa - hesitation, but I'm on my way
whoa - pay attention, excuse my delay
whoa - my important insignificance
whoa - but it all has got nothin' to do with me
Track Name: Sirens
SIRENS

floating on the sea
called by the sounds in your head
set the course for a dream
breaking through the mist
see the island ahead
meet the bosom's land

the sirens' song's so sweet
calls you home to a foreign land
the voices' tentacles drag you there
feel the raisin' damp

oh won't you come here and stay for a while
pass the lady garden's doors
hear the birds' sounds so alluring tonight
it's a leech not to slough off

hands in the noose
strings pulled tight - no escape
ships running ashore
instant bliss
abulic mind - what a fool
flames that won't die down

savor every taste
nothing's held back - no needs inside
aridness is gone - raisin' damp
a fatal delight

oh won't you come here and stay for a while
pass the lady garden's doors
hear the birds' sounds so alluring tonight
it's a leech not to slough off

make me a pig or kill me
I am yieldin' to your potion's charm
read my needs - I've found my fortunes
damsels dancing at the shore

the sirens' song's so sweet
calls you home to a foreign land
the voices' tentacles drag you there
feel the raisin' damp

oh won't you come here and stay for a while
pass the lady garden's doors
hear the birds' sounds so alluring tonight
it's a leech not to slough off
Track Name: If I Told You
IF I TOLD YOU

can you hear me callin'?
a shout out into the void
it's filled with mere illusion
I told you all my lies
my dreams
displayed in all my lines

if I told you I'm not me
and I'm not what you can see
would you still be here with me?
in the end, what is left?

I can feel you fallin'
but your smile
is frozen in the lights
you told me all your lies
your dreams
displayed in all your lines

if you told me you're not you
and you never told the truth
would I still be here with you?
in the end, what is left?

(solo)

if I told you I'm not me
and I'm not what you can see
would you still be here with me?
in the end, what is left?
if you told me you're not you
and you never told the truth
would I still be here with you?
in the end, what is left?

(solo)
Track Name: Night Of Longer Knives
NIGHT OF LONGER KNIVES

strange shapes - the phantom's shadows before us
our tales - exaggerated to new heights
deceived - we fool ourselves with stupid lies
they say you'll feel the shiver down your spine

identity's not yet been gleaned, but sciophobic fears confirmed
the night of longer knives has come
it feels so real - now put yourself in arms

our fear's the hand that pulls our strings so we
march on into the fight that's long forlorn
we give in to stupefaction of our brains
and prepare - the bandoleers are filled with lies

identity's not yet been gleaned, but sciophobic fears confirmed
the night of longer knives has come
it feels so real - now put yourself in arms

what do we find when we look inside?
dark sides that we try to hide

we're deceived along the way
sent to war against something that is not there
so forlorn - like a dream
just illusions from within

(solo)

in the end the creatures that we called are near
their embrace comes from inside - it's just our fear
and the world sees too much pain that we will fear
so farewell - till a new break of dawn my dear

lights fail to light the dark side of our minds, our sciophobia
the night of longer knives has come
it feels so real - now put yourself in arms
Track Name: A Radio Song
A RADIO SONG

radio girl, how come you push that button?
radio girl, who makes you push that button?
I don't want you to push that button
how come you push that button?
who makes you push that button?
I don't want you to push that button again...

radio boy, how come you push that button?
radio boy, who makes you push that button?
I don't want you to push that button
how come you push that button?
who makes you push that button?
I don't want you to push that button again...

radio girl, how come you push that button?
radio boy, who makes you push that button?
I don't want you to push that button
how come you push that button?
who makes you push that button?
I don't want you to push that button again...

(solo)

alright!
Track Name: This City
THIS CITY

driving the road to what I've always called home
finding a city in the dark
it takes a rest from all its daily grind
in the distance you can hear a black dog bark

in the basement's burnin' light
someone's screamin' out his soul tonight
in the basement's burnin' light
someone's screamin' out his soul tonight

can you feel it? - this heart beatin' underground
feel the earth begin to quake
it's taken over by the rhythm of its sound
it is on tonight - yeah, this city's so alive

in the basement's burnin' light
someone's screamin' out his soul tonight
in the basement's burnin' light
someone's screamin' out his soul tonight
in the basement's burnin' light
someone's screamin' out his soul tonight

(solo)

can you feel it? - this heart beatin' underground
feel the earth begin to quake
it's taken over by the rhythm of its sound
it is on tonight - yeah, this city's so alive
it makes me feel alright tonight
Track Name: Liberation
LIBERATION

the game is on
the chessmen move - now push the balance to your side
roll the dice
we chose our place - is it hell or livin' free?

lift yourself up - your world is goin' down
silence of thoughts - now listen to its sound

the past is gone
don't be the fly stuck in the spider's web
invisible
don't delude yourself that you are all alone

lift yourself up - your world is goin' down
silence of thoughts - now listen to its sound

(solo)

lift yourself up - your world is goin' down
silence of thoughts - now listen to its sound

your world is goin' down, lift yourself up - now's the time
listen to the sound of silence in your mind
your world is goin' down, lift yourself up - now's the time
listen to the sound of silence in your mind
your world is goin' down, lift yourself up - now's the time
listen to the sound of silence in your mind
your world is goin' down, lift yourself up - now's the time
Track Name: Raging Fire
RAGING FIRE

raging fire - it's desolation that we leave behind
mean desires in an arrogant state of the mind

raging fire - it's desolation that we leave behind
mean desires in an arrogant state of the mind

while mothers tell tales of the fathers that never returned
the sons cross the line - yeah, revenge is what they seek to earn
god's made profane and sanity seems to be slain
the fire burns on and the blood's washed away by the rain

martyrs called heroes - not supposed to think twice
are promised rewards for their lives
confessions abused - no peace within ourselves
pull the trigger - now we're raisin' hell

raging fire - it's desolation that we leave behind
mean desires in an arrogant state of the mind

your honor doesn't save you, nor justifying stake you
tell me, what's it in for us? - tell me what's good for...
leaders call for loyalty and turn it to insanity
to get what they are longing for
when is it enough for you?

(solo)

your honor doesn't save you, nor justifying stake you
tell me, what's it in for us? - tell me what's good for...
leaders call for loyalty and turn it to insanity
to get what they are longing for
when is it enough for you?
when is it enough for you?
when is it enough for you?

(solo)

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